Things to do in London this Friday

It's time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on. Here's our pick of the best places to sate that Friday feeling

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Fantastic ideas for things to do on a Friday, just in case you've left it to the last minute, plus the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in London this Friday. The weekend starts here...

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The Hydra: 2014 Series

  • Critics choice

It’s not easy running a club night in London, as Dolan Bergin and Ajay Jayaram – the minds behind The Hydra club nights – can testify. They’ve spent 18 months securing and rebuilding a new venue to house their latest run of 18 genre-straddling parties, soundtracked by scene-leading DJs. The result is Studio Spaces E1. Located on an industrial stretch between Shadwell and Wapping, the 1,300-capacity venue is a high-end photographic studio by day and a home for The Hydra’s low-frequency bliss by night: sketchy warehouse clubbing, this is not.

  1. Studio Spaces E1 Unit 2, 110 Pennington St, E1W 2BB
  2. Fri Aug 22 - Sun Dec 14
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Dino Snores for Grown-ups

  • Critics choice

A midnight feast of science-based fun for adults-only at the Natural History Museum. Guests will set up camp in the shadow of Dippy the diplodocus' skeleton in the museum's impressive Hintze Hall. A three-course dinner with accompanying quiz is followed by science shows, comedy, live music, a dinosaur drawing class and the chance to explore the museum's many galleries and exhibitions after dark (and drink in hand). 

  1. Natural History Museum Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
  2. Fri Aug 22 - Sat Dec 27
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Open For Business

  • Free

The Science Museum is the first stop for this touring exhibition, which tells the story of contemporary British manufacturing and industry. Between them, nine Magnum photographers visited more than 100 workplaces in the UK documenting subjects ranging from traditional handmade crafts to modern intelligent automation and from assembly lines to research laboratories.

  1. Science Museum Exhibition Rd, SW7 2DD
  2. Until Sun Nov 2
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An Evening with Noel Fielding – Work-in-Progress

Hoxton-haired half of the Mighty Boosh, Noel Fielding, warm-ups up for his massive UK tour with a string of low-key dates in London. Imagine that!

  1. Jacksons Lane Archway Road, Highgate, N6 5AA
  2. Fri Aug 22 - Sat Aug 23
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Street Feast

Street Feast returns to Kingsland Road in 2014 for a summer-long stretch of night markets for those who like to be seen eating. The tempting line-up of street food favourites includes flavour-packed Korean burritos from Kimchinary, delicate Taiwanese buns from Bao London, crisp fried chicken from Spit and Roast and juicy burgers from Mother Flipper, among many others. 

  1. Dalston Yard Hartwell Street, E8 3DU
  2. Fri Aug 22 - Sun Sep 21
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